Last year, the Asus ROG Phone 5 snapped like a twig when it was subjected to a typical bending test on a YouTube channel. JerryRig everything. So, with the introduction of the ROG Phone 6 Pro in July, you might be wondering how the new mobile will fare when subjected to the same torture.
As it turns out, you are lucky. In “Better Late Than Never,” Zach K JerryRig everything I just got my hands on the ROG Phone 6 Pro today. If you want to find out if the device survived, grab some popcorn and your favorite drink and hit play below.
It all starts in pretty standard fashion, with a Gorilla Glass Victus on the front that scratches at a Mohs scale level of 6, with deep pitting at a level of 7. Then the sides are confirmed to be made of aluminum and, surprisingly, the keys are adequate. They are removable. The camera bump is covered in glass, and the AMOLED screen lasts about 30 seconds under a light flame before the spot turns black and doesn’t recover.
But the bend test is terrible. Another ROG phone cut in half, and very easily from the first attempt. Surprisingly, the screen doesn’t crack (perhaps the Gorilla Glass at work is the Victos), although it does drop to the point where it’s almost unusable. But the back is broken.